EPA Science Inventory

Fisher Information, Sustainability, Development and Political Instability

Citation:

Karunanithi, A., H. CABEZAS, AND A. GARMESTANI. Fisher Information, Sustainability, Development and Political Instability. Presented at 3rd International Workshop on Fisher Information, Tucson, AZ, April 07 - 11, 2008.

Description:

Fisher information is a measure of order inherent in the timer series data for any dynamic system. We have computed the Fisher Information for nation-states using the data from 1960 to 1997 from the State Instability Task Force. We find that nation-states fall into two categories one with a low Fisher information and many political upheavals, and another with high Fisher information and very few political upheavals. Further, we find that as nation-states evolve from an underdeveloped to a fully developed state, they traverse a phase of low Fisher information and great instability.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 04/11/2008
Completion Date: 04/11/2008
Record Last Revised: 07/18/2008
Record Created: 05/13/2008
Record Released: 05/13/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 191243

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH